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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Miscellaneous. (continued)
 
8385
    Now bething the, gentilman,
How Adam dalf, and Eve span. 1
          MS. of the Fifteenth Century (British Museum).
8386
    Use three Physicians,—
Still-first Dr. Quiet;
Next Dr. Mery-man,
And Dr. Dyet. 2
          Regimen Sanitatis Salernitanum (edition of 1607).
8387
    The King of France went up the hill
  With twenty thousand men;
The King of France came down the hill,
  And ne’er went up again.
8388
    In Adam’s fall
We sinned all.
8389
    My Book and Heart
Must never part.
8390
    Young Obadias,
David, Josias,—
All were pious.
8391
    Peter denyed
His Lord, and cryed.
 
Note 1.
The same proverb existed in German:—

So Adam reutte, und Eva span,
Wer war da ein eddelman?
Agricola: Proverbs, No. 254. [back]
Note 2.
See Swift, Quotation 45. [back]
 

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